Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Mrs Hearn & Mrs Umpleby

Autumn Term 2020

Welcome to the Foundation Stage. We are looking forward to getting know all the new children in our class this term.

The children work to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The learning is exciting and  planned “in the moment” to reflect your child's unique needs, interests, and next steps of learning.

Don’t forget to request to follow and look at Facebook; group:  Seedlings nursery and reception class. Remember to complete a form giving us permission to post photographs if you you want to see your child. It is a closed group so only parents of Reception and Nursery class and their teachers see it.

Your child will be learning skills, acquiring new knowledge, and demonstrating their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. Children mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning. As your child grows, and usually when they enter reception, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside in our lovely setting. As the term progresses we will begin more, phonics, mathematics and literacy activities, however these will still be often be play based and always fun!

Reading; in the first term of reception your child will focus on letters and sounds, recognising the letters and their sounds and reading simple words and captions. When your child is ready they will be given a reading book. Each child will have a reading folder to take home. Please help your child to learn and recognise the letters and sounds and share the books they bring home. Once they have a reading book please hear your child read each day and note down when they have read in their reading diary. Thank you. Your support really helps your child progress. Remember, reading is fun!

Forest School: After we have all settled and in our in a new routine we will start the Forest School sessions. Mrs Hearn will let you know what to bring and when.

Our curriculum is flexible and planning reflects the needs and interests of the children, planning, “is in the moment” moving children on as they play and explore with their friends.

Your child's education and happiness is very important to us so please come and talk to us about your child's needs, interests, and achievements at home or about any concerns or questions you have.

Learning through play

Physical Development

Welcome to Appleby Primary School